The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Annual Gala in Southampton took place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY. The summer benefit supported the 15th Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and celebrated over $788 million raised in the past quarter-century for prostate cancer research. Founder Michael Milken and The Gala’s weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be inspired by the cause.
Guests made their way into the magnificent venue where they were greeted by classic round tables and stunning decor in subtle hues of lilac. In typical Hamptons fashion, the beautiful scenery of mingling guests and joyful hosts was made all the more beautiful by the stunning outdoor background. Prior to the toast, Michael Milken made a special thank you to guests for their consistent support and commitment to the foundation.
The evening officially began with a commemorative speech as PCF’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jonathan W. Simons touched on the progress made through their life-changing research. Every year, the PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament raises awareness of prostate cancer and supports the foundation’s efforts to eradicate the disease that strikes one in nine American men. Finally, immunologist and Nobel laureate, Dr James P. Allison dazzled the crowd with his harmonica performance, setting the palette for a very special evening.
Guests were then left to enjoy a gourmet menu, featuring a light grilled peach salad with baby arugula frisée, goat cheese truffles and balsamic honey citrus dressing. The entrée was a duo of sea salt and spice crusted Montauk striped bass Provençal and herb crusted grilled chicken with a decadent shallot mustard butter, which was served with Beneforté super broccoli. Dessert was a lavish trio of death by chocolate boxes, fresh berries with cream, key lime cheesecake lollipop with graham cracker crust.
And after guests toasted to the inspiring closing toasts and danced to the Grammy award winning musician Bryan Adams, they were seen enjoying their lasts sips of champagne and their last bites of dessert as they engaged in lively discussions about funding the next ground-breaking discovery in cancer research.
Every year, the Gala in the Hamptons encourages support from long-time donors, amateur athletes and new relationships. Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy, Stewart Rahr, Rob Citrone, Tom Lee, Roger and Roxann Taylor, Tom and Gretchen Jordan, Arthur Becker, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Artie Rabin, Leon and Leesa Wagner, Howard Lutnick, Cliff and Barbara Sobel, Michael and Margie Loeb, David and Sybil Yurman, Larry Leeds and Lauren Vernon, Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, Andrew and Monica Weinberg, Justin and Lauran Tuck, Tiffany Trump, Dr. Jonathan and Plum Simons, Chris and Renee Liddell, Christine Jones, Ted Virtue, John Lloyd, Nicki Rabin, David Rabin, James Coleman, Nouriel Roubini, Alison & Jay Bernstein, Glenn and Jenifer Myles, Peter Brant, Jr. and Harry Brant. Tennis professionals: Denys Molchanov, Treat Huey, Scott Lipsky, Daniel Nestor, Alex Bogomolov, Jr., Cyril Saulnier, Robert Kendrick, Jared Palmer, Rick Leach, Amer Delic, Chris Haggard and Ashley Fisher.
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF):
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has funded nearly $800 million of cutting-edge research by 2,200 scientists at 220 leading cancer centers in 22 countries around the world. Because of PCF’s commitment to ending death and suffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down more than 52% and 1.5 million men are alive today as a result. PCF research now impacts 67 forms of human cancer by focusing on immunotherapy, the microbiome, and food as medicine. For more information, visit www.pcf.org.
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